Film, Video Skirmish of Rough Riders

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Title
Skirmish of Rough Riders
Summary
"Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the road stands a company of mounted men, awaiting the order to advance. In the foreground, left as the flotsam of battle, is a dead horse from the shelter of which two marksmen are picking off the enemy. Suddenly comes the command, "Forward," and the riders dash up the road, out of sight, leaving behind them a great cloud of dust and smoke. A detachment of infantry covers the advance, and volley repeatedly as they press forward. 75 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
-  Skirmishing
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
Genre
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  38516 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 0:50 at 24 fps.
-  Reenacted May, 1899 in the Orange Mountains near West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0959) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 503; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 300-301; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10-11 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [MI].
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 9649 to FZA 2638.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3973 (viewing print)
FEC 2798 (viewing print)
FRA 1181 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2638 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1664 (master pos pic)
Box 0117E (paper pos)
Box 5203E (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0959
Library of Congress Control Number
98501105
Online Format
image
video
Description
"Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the road stands a company of mounted men, awaiting the order to advance. In the foreground, left as the flotsam of battle, is a dead horse from the shelter of which two marksmen are picking off the enemy. Suddenly comes the command, "Forward," and the riders dash up the road, out of sight, leaving behind them a great cloud of dust and smoke. A detachment of infantry covers the advance, and volley repeatedly as they press forward. 75 feet"--Edison films catalog.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/98501105
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